1. Diamond Polishing Summer Tour Plans

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The U.S. touring industry will get a 24-carat boost from Neil Diamond this summer. One of the most consistently bankable performers of the past 30 years, Diamond will begin a North American tour July The U.S. touring industry will get a 24-carat boo ...

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. WHAT 'DREAM' MAY COME Hey Fred, I'm confused. The song that got Nadia Turner kicked off "American Idol" this week was Crystal Gayle's "When I Dream," whi ...

  3. Billboard Bits: Diamond, Mellencamp, Jewel & More

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Neil Diamond/Rick Rubin, John Mellencamp, Jewel, Cary/Cockrell Pop legend Neil Diamond is collaborating with producer Rick Rubin on a new studio album, sources have confirmed to Billboard.com. The as-yet-untitled set will be Diamond's f ...

  4. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age is variously reported as 66 and 75. 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hi ...

  5. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the sty 2003 - With three trophies, Avril La ...

  6. Update: Streisand, Diamond Not Planning Tour

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Industry speculation that Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand would embark on a co-headlining tour in 2005 appears to be incorrect, according to a Diamond spokesperson. While no details are finalized, a Industry speculation that Neil Diamond and Barbr ...

  7. Update: Streisand, Diamond Not Planning Tour

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand will not embark on a co-headlining tour in 2005. Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand will not embark on a co-headlining tour in 2005. News Barbra Streisand , Neil Diamond ...

  8. Update: Streisand, Diamond Not Planning Tour

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Industry speculation that Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand would embark on a co-headlining tour in 2005 appears to be incorrect, according to a Diamond spokesperson. A spokesperson for Neil Diamond is denying that he will play a co-headlining tou ...

  9. A Q&A With Barry Manilow

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for bb.com. Barry Manilow has a busy fall. On Sept. 28, Concord Records releases " Scores: Songs from 'Copacabana' and 'Harmony ,'" Manilow's 43rd album. The CD is a collection of tunes ...

  10. Diamond Drops In Down Under

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After an extended break from the road, Neil Diamond has lined up a seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand for next spring. After an extended break from the road, Neil Diamond has lined up a seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand for next ...

  11. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, "Father Christmas," on her own Deanatone Records. 2001 - Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, "Father Christmas,&qu ...

  12. Stages—Performances 1970-2002

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If you cannot get enough of Neil Diamond live—and arenas everywhere are filled with people who cannot—this six-disc live set should help. If you cannot get enough of Neil Diamond live—and arenas everywhere are filled with people who cannot—this six- ...

  13. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 1998 - B.B. King picks ...

  14. ZZ Top To Close Houston Arena

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ZZ Top will play the final concert at Houston's Compaq Center, formerly known as the Houston Summit. The Nov. 22 show will mark the band's 23rd appearance at the venue, longtime home to the Houston Ro ZZ Top will play the final concert at ...

  15. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Dank 2000 - Three investors in Steve ...

  16. Hot Product

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond All The World's A 'Stage' Columbia/Legacy will shine a spotlight on the live performance aspect of Neil Diamond's career with the release this week of a six-disc boxed set. "Stages: Performances 1972-2002" ...

  17. The Darkness Envelops New York

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. import the Darkness will play arguably the most important show of its career tonight (Sept. 18) before a sold-out audience at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. U.K. import the Darkness will play arguably the most important show of its career ton ...

  18. Tunes On TV

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 18-24, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 18 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Donnas (also scheduled: guest co-host Rebecca Powers, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Nancy Grace ...

  19. Boxed Set Celebrates Diamond's 'Stages'

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia/Legacy will shine a spotlight on the live performance aspect of Neil Diamond's career with the Sept. 30 release of a six-disc boxed set, Billboard.com has learned. "Stages: Performances 1972- Columbia/Legacy will shine a spotlight ...

  20. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 30-July 6, 2003. There's more music in the air than usual this week, thanks to Friday's Fourth of July celebrations across the country. A&E will broadcast &qu ...

  21. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50. 2002 - Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekl ...

  22. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL De ...

  23. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Dusty Springfield, the blue-eyed soul singer whose husky voice ignited such tracks as "Son Of A Preacher Man" and "Wishin' and Hopin'," passes away at her home in Henley-on-Thames, Engla 1999 - ...

  24. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the Spice Girls must pay an Italian scooter maker an estimate $1.5 million in damages and legal costs for misrepresentin 2002 - The London Court of Appeal, i ...

  25. McCartney Notches Year's Highest-Grossing Tour

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In an unqualified commercial and critical success, Sir Paul McCartney was the top touring artist in the world for 2002, raking in $126.1 million, according to Billboard Boxscores. Delivering on a Supe In an unqualified commercial and critical succes ...

  26. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, ""Father Christmas,"" on her own Deanatone Records. 2001 - Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, ""Fa ...

  27. Barbra Bequeaths Duets Disc

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 What do Frank Sinatra, Barry Gibb, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, Donna Summer, Ray Charles, and Don Johnson have in common? They've each over the years have recorded collaborations with Ba What do Frank Sinatra, Barry Gibb, Neil Dia ...

  28. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 1998 - B.B. King picks ...

  29. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Dank 2000 - Three investors in Steve ...

  30. Reggae Greats Reinterpret UB40

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reversing what it has done with the three albums in its "Labour of Love" series of covers, veteran U.K.-based pop reggae act UB40 has assembled a who's who of reggae greats to reinterpret 14 of the ba Reversing what it has done with t ...

  31. My Front Porches

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If you came of age in the '70s or '80s, chances are good that you don't see the divide between the type of sweetly soulful Americana practiced by the Jayhawks and the dramatic, whiskey-bent electricit If you came of age in the '7 ...

  32. Neil Diamond Sets Fall Tour Plans

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Enduring vocalist Neil Diamond has confirmed a fall North American tour, beginning Sept. 5 in New Orleans and wrapping Oct. 4 in Vancouver. Beforehand, Diamond will spend the month of July touring in Enduring vocalist Neil Diamond has confirmed a fa ...

  33. Waylon Jennings Remembered In Nashville

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Waylon Jennings' independent spirit was honored on Saturday (March 23), with friends like Kris Kristofferson and Travis Tritt singing the praises and songs of the iconoclastic country music star. Trit Waylon Jennings' independent spirit wa ...

  34. Columbia Offers 'Essential' Streisand

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Columbia will next Tuesday (Jan. 29) release "The Essential Barbra Streisand," a two-disc, 40-song retrospective of the legendary songstress' career, beginning with tracks from her 1963 debut album an Columbia will next Tuesday (Jan. ...

  35. Dylan, Diamond, Dixie Chicks Set For RodeoHouston

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 More than 30 artists, ranging from country (Dixie Chicks, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn) to classic rock (Bob Dylan, Styx, REO Speedwagon), R&B (Destiny's Child, Brian McKnight, Mary J. Blige), More than 30 artists, ranging from country ...

  36. Motown Brings 'Love' On New Compilations

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Motown/UME will on Jan. 15 inaugurate the new compilation series, "Love Songs," with sets by Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye just in time to set the mood for Valentine's Day. The compilations will pre Motown/UME will on Jan. 15 inaugu ...

  37. Tunes On TV

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV Listings for Dec. 17-23, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2001 "'Twas the Night," HBO Featured Artists: Nat "King" Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Los Lobos, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Macy Gray. "Making the Video ...

  38. Billboard Bits: Mariah, Faithless, Grammys, Spinal Tap

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Mariah Carey, Faithless, Grammys, Spinal Tap Mariah Carey has been chosen to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at the National Football League's Super Bowl XXXVI, to be played Feb. 3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Ca ...

  39. Brooks To Get AMA Award Of Merit

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Garth Brooks will receive an award of merit at the 29th annual American Music Awards, airing Jan. 9 on ABC. Brooks will be recognized for his "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of Garth Brooks will receive an award of merit ...

  40. Keys' 'Songs' Notch Double Platinum

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shortly after picking up gold and platinum designations from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 500,000 and 1 million copies, respectively, Alicia Keys' debut a Shortly after picking up gold and platinum ...

  41. First Born Second

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On his debut set, First Born Second, newcomer Bilal—who has already collaborated with the heady likes of Common and Guru—offers what may very well be the year's most adventurous R&B On his debut set, First Born Second, newcomer Bilal—who ha ...

  42. Three Chord Opera

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Three Chord Opera marks the first time that Neil Diamond has written every song on an album since 1974's Serenade, and with this, the disc proves that the venerable pop artist still has a gift for cra Three Chord Opera marks the first time that ...

  43. Chart Beat Bonus

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Julie Andrews, Stevie Nicks, and Neal Diamond. TRULY JULIE: It's not every week you can say that a soundtrack to a movie starring Julie Andrews has debuted on The Billboard 200. But you can say it this week. "The Princess Diaries&q ...

  44. 'N Sync's 'Celebrity' Obliterates The Competition

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 'N Sync now has the two best one-week sales totals of the SoundScan era, as the band's Jive album "Celebrity" obliterated all competition to storm its way to a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with 1. 'N Sync now has the two ...

  45. Hot Product

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from 'N Sync, the 'Violator' compilation, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Joe Strummer, and more. 'Celebrity' Sleuth "The truth is that it can be tiresome to be continually blasted by critics because we ...

  46. Diamond Sets Tour, Internet Pre-Sale

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond will kick off the U.S. leg of his world tour Sept. 28 in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets for most shows on the trek, which comes in support of his forthcoming Columbia album, "Three Chord Opera," Neil Diamond will kick off the U.S. le ...

  47. Billboard Bits: Neil Diamond, Dead Kennedys, COC

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Neil Diamond, Dead Kennedys, COC The next episode of A&E's performance program "Live by Request" will feature legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond, Billboard Bulletin reports. He'll take the stage July 28 at Sony ...

  48. New Neil Diamond Album Due July 24

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond will release a new album, "Three Chord Opera," July 24 on Columbia. The enduring singer/songwriter wrote all the words and music for the set, the first time he's done so since 1974's "Ser Neil Diamond will relea ...

  49. Hot Product

    March 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new music from 112, Lionel Richie, Old 97's, Toadies, Jon B, Sherrie Austin, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes Third Time's A Charm In contrast to its past two Bad Boy/Arista albums, 112's "Part III" was mostly writte ...

  50. Punk All-Stars Revisit The '60s0

    February 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Members of Foo Fighters, NOFX, Lagwagon, and the Swingin' Utters have reactivated the side project Me First And The Gimme Gimmes to release their third covers album, "Blow In The Wind," March 20 on Fa Members of Foo Fighters, NOFX, La ...

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